February 7, 2020
Tennessee Board of Regents 1st Floor - Conference Room 1 Bridgestone Park Nashville, TN 37214
I. Consent Items (Voice Vote)
A. Adoption of Agenda
B. Approval of Minutes from November 15, 2019 Meeting,
December 17, 2019 Educator Preparation & Licensure
Subcommittee Conference Call Meeting, January 6, 2020
Conference Call Meeting, and January 22, 2020 Testing &
Accountability Subcommittee Meeting.
C. BEP Review Committee Appointments
List of proposed 2020 BEP Committee members.
II. Report Items
A. 2019 Blue Ribbon Schools Recognition
Report on the 2019 Blue Ribbon Schools.
B. 2019 National ESEA Distinguished Schools Recognition
Report on the 2019 National ESEA Distinguished Schools.
C. Career and Technical Education Plan
Report on the State’s federal plan for the Carl D. Perkins Act.
III. Action Items (First Reading)
A. Charter School Governing Board Training Policy 6.112
First reading to create Policy 6.112 which will contain a list of the approved charter school governing board training courses.
B. Charter Schools Rule 0520-14-01
First reading to update the rule to align with Public Chapter 219 of the 111th General Assembly.
C. Charter School Waiver Request Rule 0520-14-02
First reading to update the item to rule with Public Chapter 219 of the 111th General Assembly.
D. Educator Licensure Policy 5.502
First reading of item to align the licensure policy with updates to Rule 0520-02-03 Educator Licensure and to remove duplicative information that is already in rule.
E. Employment Standards Rule 0520-02-06
First reading of item to create standalone Employment Standards Rule for easier access for school and district personnel, rather than having Employment Standards as a section of rule 0520-01-02.
IV. Action Items (Final Reading)
A. Board Meetings Policy 1.400
Final reading of an item to update the types of items permitted to be approved on first reading. There have been changes since first reading.
B. Pupil Transportation Rule 0520-01-05
Final reading of item to remove certain limitations on commercial advertising in alignment with statutory changes. There have been no changes since first reading.
C. Career & Technical Education (CTE) Standards Revisions
Final reading of item to revise standards and propose new courses in several career and technical education fields. The Personal Finance Standards have been removed for further feedback until the May 2020 meeting and the Pharmacological Sciences Standards have been revised since first reading. The other standards have not changed since first reading.
Principles of Food Production Pharmacological Sciences
Applied Environmental Science Medical Assisting
Food Science and Safety Public Health and Epidemiology
Advanced Food Science Hospitality and Tourism Management I
Natural Resource Management Hospitality and Tourism Management II
Supervised Agriculture Experience Hospitality and Tourism Management III
Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Agriculture Unmanned Aircraft Systems Pilot
D. Professional Assessments for Tennessee Educators Policy 5.105
Final reading of item to remove previously required assessments and provide new options for assessments in several World Languages. There have been changes since first reading.
E. Teacher and Administrator Evaluation Policy 5.201
Final reading of item to propose pathways for the approval of alternate growth measures for pre-K/K portfolios and make several other updates. There have been changes since first reading.
F. Strategic Compensation Policy 5.600
Final reading of item to require LEAs to submit vacancy data to the Department of Education annually. There have been no changes since first reading.
G. Educator Licensure Rule 0520-02-03
Final reading of item to allow additional flexibility for educators and school leaders coming into Tennessee with licenses from other states. There have been changes since first reading.
H. Charter School Governing Board Training Rule 0520-14-01-.07
Final reading of new rule regarding training requirements for charter school governing board members in accordance with statute. There have been changes since first reading.
I . Charter School Performance Framework
Final reading of item to update the charter school performance framework financial section to identify sources of relevant data. There have been no changes since first reading.
J. Charter School Local Education Agency (LEA) Policies
First and final reading of updates to the policies that govern Board authorized charter schools. Policy 6309 Zero Tolerance and Policy 6317 Required Remands and Student Disciplinary Hearing Authority.
K. Personnel Policy 1.300
First and final reading to add a new section on settlement authority and formalizes the process for how legal settlements are handled.
V. Charter School Appeal Actions
A. Nashville Classical Charter School Appeal
Final reading of appeal by Nashville Classical Charter School to the State Board of Education.
VI. DHS Licensure Actions
A. Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) Defaults
Educator licenses subject to action as per DHS information.
VII. Teacher License Actions
A. Cathryn Coop – Suspension 2 Years
B. John Demerdjian – Formal Reprimand
C. Devin Harper – Suspension 3 Months
D. Jonathan Isley – Voluntary Surrender
E. Steven Lynch – Suspension 3 Months
F. Colleen Molnar – Suspension, 2 Years Retroactive*
G. Frank Shaw – Voluntary Surrender
H. David Weatherford – Voluntary Surrender
* Item VII. F. is subject to the Board Rule filed on January 25, 2016, and expired on September 4, 2017.